Monday, April 29, 2013


I almost missed posting my thank you for the Big Bang Theory swap box. Which is crazy since I was excited as Sheldon at the comic book store.

 Lets open it!

 so I can learn to do magic tricks like Howard.

 a puzzle to keep my brain sharp

an incredible Doppler effect scarf. Go on, make the noise with you mouth, you know you want to. eeeeerrroommmmm. I love the colors. They are perfect.

 Really great candy. It’s wonderful and my favorite. There is not much better than dark chocolate and caramel…

 …except yarn. I love the yarn. It’s my favorite colors and not only has the show catch phrase but the label is covered with equations. I had no idea this yarn existed!

One moment.

 Photo shoot inspection.



 Apparently I was given a light up cat toy. I don’t think that was the exact plan but Sumi-e really really loves it. Thank you.

ok. slightly beat up duck is back for the photo shoot.

Gag toothpaste spill to get Sheldon.
Spider Man hand sanitizer for Stan Lee to autograph and then to sanitize from all the germs from shaking his hand.
Thor’s towel from when Raj dressed up as Thor. I can’t wait to see how big the towel gets.
Howard’s rocket ship and glow in the dark shooting stars. That episode with the meteoroid shower is an all time favorite of mine. I love it! Thank you.

felt buttons, handmade stitch markers, and a really cool measuring tape. I love them.

Thank you, eternalpeacealone, for the fantastic swap box. It’s wonderful.

Friday, April 26, 2013


March chewed me up and spit me out. It started with my new position at work and that morphed into my working extended shifts and picking up Saturdays.

It got to the point that staring at a blank wall took too much effort and I would fall into bed as soon as I got home and drag myself out of bed when it was time to go to work. I needed ten, sometimes eleven, hours a sleep a night to be able to process the day. It was a long six weeks.I suffered. Joey suffered.The upkeep of my apartment suffered..

I don't know how it was possible that Sumi-e suffered but he did this to my desert garden. Does the uprooted havoc show in the photo? Well, if Sumi-e didn't suffer he was enraged by the whole thing.

It's taken all of April but I'm emerging from the other side and I'm starting to feel like a person again. I'm no longer working Saturdays. I've found my footing with the new work process. I'm getting out with friends again. That's the best part of all.

After a few more late snow storms Spring is finally emerging too. I never tire of the view from my front door.